My name is Mia, I'm fourteen years of age, and I'm visually impaired. This means that I am fully blind
To get around, I have my golden retriever buddy. His job is to lead me to all of my destinations. This year eight term, I’m moving to a new school, because I got bullied at my old school.
When I wake up, I use my stick to get around the house. I have breakfast, brush my teeth, get changed and take buddy the car. Mum drives me to school and I begin special classes. When school is done, mum picks me up, and we go home.
The worst thing about being blind is that I can’t see myself, my family or others around me. People also judge me which is why I am scared to go to a new school today.
Most importantly, I hate not being able to see my mum. She is the one who cares for me the most, and I don’t even know what she looks like. My family members talk about how pretty and radiant she is, and I would give anything to be able to see her.
I go to my first class which I math, and all I know is that the other people in my class have some sort of disability, I wish I could swap with one of them. I am told to introduce myself and I stand up with my dog next to me. At snack a girl introduces herself as Bridget. She tells me she is intensely colour blind. Suddenly I don’t feel so different. Since then, I have had someone to talk to, and share my troubles with. Bridget is my best friend.